Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/22/13
Back in the day, before the time of Dan Marino and David Woodley was trying to take the Dolphins to the promised land, names like Joe Rose, Jim Jensen and Bruce Hardy were commonplace.Those players, along with the likes of Duriel Harris, Nat Moore and others did not strike fear in the opposing secondary.Thank goodness the Dolphins had an outstanding defense under Bill Arnsparger and the famous “zone blitz.”It is also a good thing general manager Bobby Bethard knew how to draft players out of nowhere and make them fit into what Don Shula and his staff had in mind.Today’s Dolphins are a lot different than the one displayed some 35 years ago. Like all teams, decades of development and technology has led to a completely different NFL.With players who are bigger, stronger and faster, there is more chance of injury and a career ending with one hit. The “Not for Long” league could also be the “one and done” league as well.When the Dolphins received word that tight end, and major free agent...
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